Magazine article USA TODAY

Butter Bell Rings in the New Year's Feast

Magazine article USA TODAY

Butter Bell Rings in the New Year's Feast

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For most people, there is no question that butter belongs in the fridge. Yet, that solution brings on a host of other problems: refrigerated butter is hard to spread and it loses much of its flavor and texture at low temperatures. Admittedly, we've been frustrated by the ripped up toast and rolls that result from trying to use butter that's as hard as a rock. Looking back through the ages, L. Tremain, Inc., Marina del Rey, Calif., has resurrected the clever bell-shaped beurrier used in 16th-century France to prevent butter from spoiling while keeping it creamy and aromatically delicious.

The Original Butter Bell Crock is a modern version of the French container. Made from high quality, durable stoneware, the crock safely keeps butter at room temperature for up to 30 days without spoilage. After a softened stick is packed firmly in the bell-shaped cup of the lid, it is placed back upside down into the base, which contains a small amount of cold water. …

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